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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, entrance
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault ( provides a safe backup of seeds on food crops conserved by seedbanks worldwide. This picture is from the day after the opening. Photo by Dag Terje Filip Endresen

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This page allows you to do basic searches regarding the material to be stored in the Seed Vault.

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SGSV metadata by country. The country names are harmonized according to the ISO 3166 standard codes and names.

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    Total 249 hits or records,  record 1 to 25 displayed   arrow right Next page 

Country name Country code Number of accessions Number of seeds Details
Andorra   AND   1       [Details]
India   IND   74,663   96,643,226   [Details]
Unknown   UNK   39,319   51,590,259   [Details]
Mexico   MEX   150,906   42,058,980   [Details]
United States   USA   48,155   23,677,976   [Details]
Zimbabwe   ZWE   7,934   21,618,632   [Details]
Uganda   UGA   4,668   19,711,924   [Details]
Ethiopia   ETH   27,933   18,457,376   [Details]
unknown       24,743   17,227,074   [Details]
Nepal   NPL   8,542   15,087,838   [Details]
Kenya   KEN   6,196   14,299,827   [Details]
China   CHN   29,457   13,211,195   [Details]
Turkey   TUR   27,033   12,137,067   [Details]
Nigeria   NGA   12,151   11,736,815   [Details]
Canada   CAN   14,886   10,672,581   [Details]
Brazil   BRA   18,692   10,322,471   [Details]
Korea, South   KOR   20,277   9,204,348   [Details]
Iran   IRN   20,316   9,085,538   [Details]
Laos   LAO   16,531   7,889,372   [Details]
Pakistan   PAK   14,383   7,645,678   [Details]
Russia   RUS   10,116   7,566,358   [Details]
Germany   DEU   16,965   7,509,505   [Details]
Sudan   SDN   6,851   7,430,811   [Details]
Indonesia   IDN   13,452   7,033,530   [Details]
Sweden   SWE   15,724   6,937,745   [Details]

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